I was snacking away on veggie crisps a few months ago and my friend told me that I was eating a horrible, horrible snack. Once I turned the bag over and examined the list of ingredients, I realized that there were more artificial colors and preservatives in my new snack than there were veggies! He suggested that I just slice up some of my favorite veggies or fruits and cook them in the oven, and I kind of laughed. It couldn’t possibly be that easy, could it? As it turns out, NO, it is not that easy…with most things. Of all the veggies and fruits I tried, apples were the most successful, so I had to share this Easy Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips recipe with you!
Seriously, look at these things. I was so proud of myself that I grabbed the camera and took some photos so that I could show them off!
The only downside to this easy recipe is that it takes about forever and a day to make them. Once you make them, it takes literally five minutes to eat an entire batch. It’s no wonder that people just buy these things at stores instead of just trying to make them from scratch.
Even though they are super healthy and quite tasty, you have to put in a lot of work for a small amount of reward.
Easy Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips Recipe
One Bag of Granny Smith Apples
Yes, that is really all you need to make these tasty little snacks! You can use brown sugar or just regular white sugar and cinnamon for a sweeter version, but you really don’t need to. They are fantastic just as they are!
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Using a potato slicer (that’s all I had on hand that would work for this), slice your apples one by one.
Lay them evenly across your cookie sheet and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon.
Bake at 200 degrees for 3 hours, then turn the oven off and keep them in the oven for another hour.
You can use an apple corer to remove the core before slicing, but I thought it made them look really ugly, so I threw them out and started over just slicing them. I love the little flower design in the middle of the apples, I think it looks so pretty!
You can put your baked apple chips in a ziplock bag for a day or two, but I have to tell you: they will never last that long!
If you think about it, each apple only produces about 10 apple chips, and they go like hotcakes!
They are so thin and crispy and just perfect for snacking.
Who needs potato chips?